You've had a certain amount of experience in love. Maybe you've been in love before; maybe you've only been in crush. Maybe you've been through a series of relationships, or maybe just one or two.
They may have ended badly, or they may have ended well -- you might even still be friends with your exes. If you look back over your romantic and sexual past, you'll probably see a pattern in terms of the types of people you've been involved with and how the relationships progressed from start to finish.
Of course, even if they're similar, your exes and your crushes are all individuals, bringing their own, unique preferences and issues to the relationship. And you: Even though you're the common denominator among all these affairs, you're constantly changing and growing, and your needs shift, as do your problems, your turn-ons and turn-offs and more.
But what do you bring to the table when you're involved in a love affair? What strengths and challenges do you possess as a partner? In short, what's your love potential?
Aries (March 20th - April 19th)
The object of your desires had better watch out, because Aries makes fast, impulsive moves in the game of love! You’re a passionate person who falls hard and fast. You won’t hang back and wait to be approached, but instead will go after what you want with a single-minded intensity. It’s hard for your prey to say no to that kind of persistence! There’s no holding back in romance; someone pursued by you might even feel caught in the crosshairs. You have strong impulses when it comes to courtship, and want to run the show. You’ll set a fast and furious pace, and won’t stop for any obstacle!
You’re looking for someone whose energy can match your own. You want someone who’s willing to jump right into the thick of love, no matter how impractical it may be. But overly emotional types need not apply; you have a fiery energy that burns bright and fast. You need a match who is thick-skinned, who won’t get offended easily and who’s always up for a new thrill.
Taurus (April 20th - May 20th)
Dear Taurus, you’re so sweet and stable. Taurus is connected to Venus, the love planet, and you make for a very romantic, considerate and sensual lover. The Bull always remembers birthdays, anniversaries and other important moments, and you’re highly demonstrative with loved ones. When you fall in love, you’re patient and persistent, and do what it takes to win your beloved’s heart! And who could resist the Taurus brand of romance? Fine dining, mellow wine, rich chocolates and other sensual delights. You exude a grounded, earthy sexiness that will sweep your lovers off their feet!
Taurus is looking for someone who is serious when it comes to romance. You aren’t interested in game-playing or casual affairs; you’re in it for the long term, and are looking for a partner who is as dependable and patient as you are. Taurus wants a best friend as well as an ardent lover, and you’ll return that love and generosity tenfold.
Gemini (May 21st - June 20th)
When it comes to good times, you’re the life of the party! You are a clever, witty person who’s a lot of fun to be around. Being highly sociable — and popular — your favorite milieu will be parties and clubs. Conversation is highly important to you and what makes your heart beat faster will involve staying up all night, talking and laughing with your sweetie. In fact, you’ll find that romance is created less through the traditional chocolates-and-roses route than through a meeting of the minds. Others shouldn’t be fooled by your light, witty banter, because telling stories and trading jokes could lead to more.
You need a lover who is your intellectual match, someone who’s as clever and fun as you are. You also need someone who truly understands your nature, which means a partner who knows how to handle your innate charm! But you mean no harm, and will make it up to your lover by providing a fast, fun and captivating ride in the game of love.
Cancer (June 21st - July 21st)
The Crab makes for one of the most sentimental, romantic lovers around. You want a deep and true connection, and won’t settle for less — so charmers and players need not apply! You want to commit, and may hold on tight to the one you love; yet you’ll give a lot of love in return, and will nurture and support your partner to the end. You really want to connect on a deep, emotional level, and you’re very serious about matters of the heart. Your lover should treat you with care, because you can be sensitive — but rest assured, you’ll return the favor. You want to plant roots and will delight in watching them grow.
You want to fall in love with someone who will appreciate your emotional depth, and who’s willing to reach those depths together. You make for a steady lover who longs for security, and want nothing more than to create a relationship that is a safe harbor for both people. A long-term commitment is second nature, so you seek a true and faithful lover who holds the same ideals for marriage and family.
Leo (July 22nd - August 21st)
With you, Leo, everything is roses, chocolates, excitement and grand gestures — you have a real sense of the dramatic! And you know just how to heighten the tension. When you see the object of your desire, you know exactly how to go after what you want, and will sweep your lover off their feet with declarations of devotion. But others shouldn’t be fooled by your extravagance in romance: underneath that bright, showy exterior of yours is a soft and vulnerable heart that just wants to be adored. You’re highly demonstrative and expressive in matters of the heart, and will serve as protector to your loved ones.
You, Leo, are looking for a lover who is every bit as ardent and dramatic as you are. With a boundless appetite for pleasure, you want to experience all the passion and the grandeur that love has to offer — and you want someone who will appreciate your affectionate, generous nature. You also want to take charge in romance, and seek a lover who will be wowed by the way you set the stage.
Virgo (August 22nd - September 21st)
You, sweet Virgo, can make for a shy, reserved lover! You’ll rarely be the pursuer and must be courted with care and finesse, but you’re definitely worth the wait. Never harsh or brash, you are refined and elegant, while not overly demonstrative in matters of the heart. But don’t let others be mistaken; behind that quiet, inhibited exterior burns a steady and devoted heart that will never let you down. Virgo is quite selective and sets a high standard when it comes to love, so the object of your desire should feel very special — they passed lots of tests to get to the good stuff!
Virgo seeks perfection in love, and you look for it with a refined, intelligent partner who is your intellectual match. Quietly passionate and sensual, you seek a lover who’s true, not flashy; someone reliable that can be depended upon, someone who will help you relax and let your hair down. A word to the wise: to win Virgo’s heart, make sure you’re presentable — sloppy need not apply!
Libra (September 22nd - October 22nd)
What gentle sweetness, what tender romance! Libra, you’re right where you want to be, in one of the most loving and romantic signs of the Zodiac. You desire nothing more than a happy, harmonious relationship, and thrive off spending time with your lover. Libra is attuned to beauty and harmony and you may have expensive tastes in romance — wanting to eat at excellent restaurants, attend gallery openings together and lavishing your lover with costly gifts — but in the end, the true value is placed on the love connection. Harmony reigns with you and you’ll do what it takes to create the ideal relationship — one that will last in congenial bliss.
You, dear Libra, are looking for a lover who is as refined and considerate as you are. Most Librans tend to have excellent style sense, and are attracted to people with similar qualities. But what you truly want, deep down in your heart, is a lasting love that will stand the test of time. You desire a partner who is companionable and cooperative, someone with whom you can create the harmony you seek.
Scorpio (October 23rd - November 21st)
Ooh, la, la! When you, Scorpio, set your sights on the prize, there’s no going back. You’re all about intensity in matters of the heart, and you lend an innate, magnetic charisma that’s hard to resist. You possess a compelling nature that comes complete with well-developed desires.
You can be highly romantic, if that’s the way to your desire’s heart. You’ll sweep a lover off their feet — and then the real thrills begin. Loyalty runs long and deep with you and you will go to great lengths to get what you want. You possess the determination to make a relationship last.
You’re looking for a lover who shares your intensity — someone who can go with you to great emotional depths. A cool, aloof partner simply won’t fit the bill. Any lover of yours must be able to experience life fully and share the experiences — the more powerful, the better. You desire both depth and loyalty in love, and will return them tenfold.
Sagittarius (November 22nd - December 20th)
You, Sagittarius, make for a fun-loving free spirit who won’t be held back in the game of love! You have an irrepressible enthusiasm for experience mixed with a risk-taking nature, which makes for some real excitement. Your heart’s desire shouldn’t expect traditional romance — roses and chocolates for Valentine's Day, this isn’t your style. Instead, you will provide something much more unique and thrilling, including a romantic ardor that is unmatched by most. Even standard dinner-and-a-movie dates will be jazzed up with something surprising. Basically, with you, Sag, expect the unexpected!
If single, you probably aren’t looking for The One. You’re willing to give almost anyone a chance, and simply want to experience what it’s like to be together. Too much emotionalism will drag you down; your best, most thrilling romantic connections will be made through talking all night about your philosophies and values. You’re attracted to the exotic and unique and seek adventure in the game of love.
Capricorn (December 21st - January 18th)
Others shouldn’t expect impulsive declarations of love from you, Capricorn; you make for a quieter, more thoughtful lover. But still waters run deep, and your reserve, shyness and traditional approach to love conceal a true and steady heart, not to mention a bone-deep determination to pursue your goals. Capricorn is all about hard work and planning, and with you, your loving nature only improves and deepens over time. Once you set your sights on your heart’s desire, you’ll plan things down to the finest detail — how long the courtship will be, how the proposal should go, how many kids you’ll have...
You seek a partner in love and life who will share your long-term dreams and work to fulfill them. You want a lover who is organized and directed, both in their own life and within the relationship. Showy displays of affection and emotional outbursts can be too much for you to handle; you seek a more reserved, emotionally mature lover who understands your needs.
Aquarius (January 19th - February 17th)
Aquarians march to the beat of their own drummers. You make for uniqueness in both personality and tastes; your idea of romance may appear eclectic or even wild and wacky to everyone else, but for you, it doesn’t just work — it’s essential. You’re willing to try anything once and you may go on some unusual dates before finally settling down. You’re open to individuality and will give almost anyone a try — as long as they’re original. You don’t make for the most emotional or romantic lover around, but once your heart is involved, you’re in it for the long haul.
You seek a lover who dares to be different; someone who has their own ideas and doesn’t simply follow the crowd. Intellectual stimulation is of utmost importance to you, as is intellectual freedom. You will most likely fall in love with someone for their brilliant mind or offbeat perspective.
Pisces (February 18th - March 19th)
For you, sweet Pisces, love and romance are of utmost importance. You’re an extremely sentimental, emotional lover who feeds off the affection of your heart’s desire. You’re sensitive to your lover’s needs and want nothing more than a tender, intuitive connection that warms both your heart and your lovers’.
In fact, you make for one of the most highly compassionate, nurturing and non-judgmental lovers of the Zodiac. Though you have defined ideals when it comes to a relationship and you yearn for a perfect love, you’re also capable of much flexibility in a day-to-day connection.
Pisces seeks love and harmony. You want not to be thrilled or impressed; your tastes are both simpler and deeper than that: to love and be loved. You need a partner who will connect on an intuitive level and be as emotionally accessible as you are; you seek someone who can support and return that selfless devotion that you offer so naturally.